Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 26, 2021—On Monday, a large group of people in Tehran took to the streets and chanted anti-regime protests. These protests are taking place as Iran’s Khuzestan province has seen nearly two weeks of intense protests, and other provinces are gradually joining the anti-regime demonstrations.
The protesters were calling on Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, to relinquish his hold on power. “Khamenei, have shame and let go of power,” the protesters were chanting.
The protesters were also calling for the mullahs to get lost and stressed that the country’s problems will not be solved as long as the mullahs are in power.
According to reports, the demonstrations started in the Jomhuri Street, with protesters chanting, “Down with the dictator” and “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life for Iran,” condemning the regime’s policy to squander the country’s resources on expensive and violent interventions in neighboring countries.
July 26 - Tehran, #Iran— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) July 26, 2021
Protesters marching and chanting in the capital:
"Not Gaza! Not Lebanon! My life for Iran!" in a strong indication of their opposition to the regime's policy of foreign meddling and supporting terrorism.#IranProtests pic.twitter.com/7tlOwqOXic
The protesters also expressed their unity with the people of Khuzestan, chanting, “Tehran, Khuzestan, unity, unity!”
The demonstrators moved on the Jomhuri Street toward the Istanbul crossroads, calling on Khamenei to let go of power.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), praised the protesters for standing up to the regime despite the mullahs’ repressive measures.
“The young protesters in Tehran display the Iranian people’s firm resolve to establish democracy and national sovereignty,” Mrs. Rajavi said.
The protests are taking place against the backdrop of intense protests in Khuzestan and other provinces. While the protests were triggered by severe water shortages in Khuzestan’s hot summer and the destructive policies of the Iranian regime, they have quickly turned into mass demonstrations against the regime in its entirety with protesters calling for the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. In the past week, the protests have also expanded beyond Khuzestan to other provinces across Iran, in which demonstrations are expressing their solidarity with Khuzestan and their support for regime change in Iran.